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Thomson Gale: This biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and crossover classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990 and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also available in print (2001 edition) at RFq 780.922 B167-10 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.
: The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, and includes all the data previously available in this Bibliography. The BBIH aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900. All titles included in The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) are included in the database (with the exception of unpublished theses).
H.W. Wilson: Book Review Digest, is a bibliographic database that cites and provides excerpts of reviews of current fiction and nonfiction books for children, young adults and adults. Has coverage of many subject areas, including the humanities and social sciences, foreign language reviews, and narrow and specialized subjects. An abstract of each book is also provided. Periodical coverage includes leading magazines from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Contains over 2 million reviews, including full text reviews. Reviews of textbooks, government publications, and technical books in the law and sciences are excluded. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
R. R. Bowker: Comprehensive database of worldwide English language book, audiobook, and video titles. Also contains books out of print, the full Publishers Authority Database, bestseller database (spanning over 100 years) and a database of author biographies.
ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Hakubunkan: A Japanese literary and historical journal published from 1895-1912 by Hakubunkan. Contains articles on Japanese performing arts, cultural history and literature. The site provides full text and images of all issues, and also searchable access (although not full text) to the journals 'Taiyo' and 'Daiichi koto gakko koyukai zasshi'.
Collections Australia Network: The Collections Australia Network (CAN) superseded AMOL: Australian Museums and Galleries Online. It is intended to be the public gateway to collecting institutions across Australia including the small to medium regional institutions.
John Furphy Pty Ltd: Contains detailed descriptions, price ranges, and colour photographs of thousands of items from Australia and New Zealand. The online database includes the last five years of items from the ceased printed publications Carter's price guide to antiques in Australasia and Carter's everything vintage (which covered post 1950s items, including vintage, collectables retro and 20th century design). Items are added at least annually to keep the database current.
China National Knowledge Infrastructure: This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Sydney University Press: Provides on demand access to full text classic Australian works that are out-of-print but mostly still in copyright.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
These are general sites for researching Australian literature on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian literature resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Mura Gadi is an online catalogue of the National Library of Australia's manuscript, pictorial and oral history resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Though it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/